Nikki Stringfield: “Apocrypha” Digitpack CD 23rd September 2023 Pumpkins Productions. USA Hard Rock band.
The lady is back with a full album. Explosive artwork with the same idea as the first one, very colorful, a booklet with all the lyrics, and a band with her husband on the other guitar as backing vocals. The first EP was already a masterpiece, Nikki doesn’t disappoint! A masterpiece visually and musically.
Her melodic sweet voice and her nice playing make this album such a pleasure to listen to. Her experience in The Iron Maidens as Heaven Below with Patrick Kennison who is playing live shows with Lita Ford at the moment. Full of emotions and kick-ass guitar solos, the melodies take your heart out. Due to the popularity of the song “As Chaos Consumes”, which is a video played a lot (I can say it’s my fav I have listened to so many times..) it is also included in this album! A little modification from the original but nothing much really.
You can read the interview in The Metal Mag. Available online as digital as this is the new way.. but buying the CD is much better!
Have a taste:
Twelve songs with one cover (Seal), it all sounds lovely like Nikki! She nicely melts your heart with pleasure. A busy bee, she is on her way to stardom. Most girls who played in The Iron Maidens cover band released an album and flew away as solo artists. Each has a different path, but they all play music to let us fly away in the music world where life is so much better.
With varied influences from Soundgarden, Evanescence, Lita Ford, Vixen, and many more it’s good for the soul and needed to feel alive and well.
The overall, a must-have masterpiece 100/100.